Mermaid Man Costume Guide

mermaid man diy costume guide for cosplay and halloween

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Well, now you can with this easy-to-follow guide on making your own Mermaid Man costume! If you wish to save the day or just look like a badass, this costume is perfect for cosplayers of all levels. So grab your supplies, and let’s get started!

About Mermaid Man’s Look

Mermaid Man is a retired superhero who used to protect the citizens of Bikini Bottom from evil villains like the nefarious Plankton. He was once a member of the Justice League of Aquatic Superheroes, but now he spends his days relaxing at the Shady Shoals Retirement Home. Even though he’s retired, Mermaid Man still has a lot of wisdom to share, and he’s always happy to help out his friends when they need it.

Mermaid Man is known for his bright orange suit, seashell bikini top, and starfish nose covering.


How to Dress Like Mermaid Man


The first step to dressing like Mermaid Man is to get the right clothes. You’ll need an orange suit, a seashell bikini top, and a purple starfish to put over your nose. If you can’t find all of these items, don’t worry! You can always make them yourself.

Orange Shirt

Mermaid Man wears a long-sleeved orange shirt. Try using a rash guard or swim shirt to fit the aquatic theme. You can find one at most retail stores or online.

Shorts & Leggings

TYR Sport Men's Square Leg Short Swim Suit,Navy,30
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2Pairs Women's 80Denier Semi Opaque Solid Color Footed Pantyhose Tights (S-M, Green)
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Green Gloves

He wears some long green superhero gloves, but any kind of gloves will do. You could even wear a pair of those latex cleaning gloves for this part of the costume.

Seashell Bikini Top

Mermaid Man’s seashell bikini top is unique to his look. You can find a seashell bra at most costume stores or make your own by gluing shells to an old bikini top.

Smiffys Hawaiian Seashell Bra
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Starfish Nose Covering

You’ll need a starfish to cover your nose. you can accomplish this in a few different ways, but the easiest and most cost-effective solution is to use purple face paint to paint on a star.

Snazaroo Classic Face and Body Paint, 18ml, Purple
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Belt

Mermaid Man wears a simple yellow belt with a gold buckle which features a large ‘M’ for Mermaid Man. You can find one at most retail stores or online.

maikun Womens Leather Belts Removable Letter M Plate Buckle Waist Belt 1.18" Width Halloween
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Pink Slippers

Mermaid Man wears pink slippers with his costume. Any pink slipper will do, so have fun with this part of the costume and pick out a pair that you like.

Jiyaru Women's Solid Fuzzy Round Toe Soft Indoor Winter Slippers Pink S
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DIY Costume Tutorials


Cosplay Examples

Wrapping Up

That’s it! You’re now ready to become Mermaid Man for cosplay or Halloween. Have fun, and share your photos with us on social media. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

And, of course, be sure to pair up with Barnacle Boy (your trusty under-the-sea sidekick) to get the convention floor or Halloween party howling with your over-the-top get-up.

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